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Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, Amazon partner to donate books to school libraries

Amazon Australia has partnered with the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) and children’s laureate Morris Gleitzman to donate $20,000 worth of books to 40 Australian primary school libraries.

Each school chosen by the ACLF will receive a $500 voucher to spend on books, as well as a recommended list of books chosen by Gleitzman and the Foundation.

‘There is so much competing for kids’ attention these days that it is more important than ever for us to play an active role in developing their love of reading,’ said Gleitzman. ‘We are excited to partner with Amazon Australia to give new books to libraries in some of the schools that are most in need across the country.’

Amazon Australia will also donate over $30,000 worth of kids and YA books to community street libraries.

 

Category: Library news